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But news like this certainly makes the urge stronger to just accept such disadvantages, and actually switch to Linux. This dialog is where you can actually uninstall an update, but only one at a time. http://www.pagestart.com/win7diskcleanup112013.html My 64-bit Windows 7 directory is under 20gb. 32-bit machines should even be less. You may also delete MS office backup files which occupy around 600 MB (2010 version) of space (if I recall corectly). his comment is here

Reply SCBright August 16, 2016 at 6:56 pm # Microsoft being Microsoft, that's all. Marked as answer by Vincent HuModerator Thursday, August 25, 2011 7:05 AM Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:12 AM Reply | Quote Moderator 19 Sign in to vote While I agree with Don't forget about your server environment though.I'm assuming that you only have one server since it's SBS. Any continued issues is evidence of a more serious client health issue.

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Only 3 Windows Updates installed after Clean Insta... Delete them in WINSXS as well! The same file may be linked from a directory in WinSxS and from, say, the System32 directory. I used to, due to poor drive management, but I've structured things fairly well this time.

If you NEVER need to refer to that Update History, then the downsides are nil; however, if you destroy information you might need at a later time to troubleshoot some other The links... It is the year 2014 and Microsoft still can’t put out an OS(or patch a previous) so it does not fuck itself. Microsoft Patching October 2016 That being said, my minor changes only changes the output from: Deleting 698317 to: 10/19479: Deleting 698317 Apr 27 2015 4:04PM It's minor but if this is running for hours(very easy

rkkdjb In addition to the above those who use system restore can do the following before doing the above mentioned steps. Lot of people have this problem: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9724778f-c1a0-4d24-82e4-8b2d054257d6/wsus-hangs-on-cleanup-wizard-for-unused-updates-then-disconnects-from-console?forum=winserverwsus Drives are regularly defragged in the background. There is NO reason, on a properly functioning system, why this folder should ever need to be touched. The fact is that on most systems the WinSxS folder takes up exponentially greater amounts of space, and on any given system, the %TEMP% folder typically has about 10x the amount

by jjdacl on Apr 23 at 12:55 PM Found that you actually need to do: USE SUSDB GO exec spGetObsoleteUpdatesToCleanup And to connect in the first place, I had to hit Only Select Patches Come From Off-the-shelf Software Vendors. I thought because of dust or over hear so I cleaned up my... Some poorly written programs screw up system files and then create problems with other programs. We have another PC which seems to have far more entries on it than our main machine, it even still lists the feature update (which it didn't receive til end August).

"windows Update Client" "july 2016" "windows 7"

I've considered upgrading, but honestly I shouldn't need to. 90% of this drive is for Windows and Windows should fit in a 60GB space without issues almost indefinitely. 4) I don't Your comments will automatically be removed followed by a permanent or temporary ban. Windows 7 Update News We use office, so yeah definitely on this one. "windows Update Client" "september 2016" "windows 7" permalinkembedsaveparentgive goldload more comments(2 replies)[–]marioinfinity 19 points20 points21 points 3 years ago(0 children)Should run disk cleanup.

I estimate that 95% of instances where removing the "SoftwareDistribution" folder was used, was either not the correct remediation, or did not ultimately resolve the reported issue. this content I inherited yet another last week and kept experiencing timeouts despite everything. but I assume we could also just double it to 1200 or 2400? Would a new flash update, silverlight update or say malicious removal tool cause the older entry to drop off the list. "windows Update Client" "june 2016" "windows 7"

Best practice is to not create such clunky, inelegant OS systems, so "best practice" went out the window when we chose to install Win 7 etc. permalinkembedsavegive gold[–]ah_hell 0 points1 point2 points 3 years ago(1 child)Delete the folder and let us know how it went. This should be a lot higher. weblink Once connected manually run " exec spGetObsoleteUpdatesToCleanup ".

You definitivly are earing our call lol Friday, November 18, 2011 4:59 PM Reply | Quote 0 Sign in to vote This happens because windows update lets you select updates that Microsoft Monthly Rollup It would be easier to explain if my entire history was gone due to an event/reason rather than a gradual diminishing cheers, Wayne Last edited by Scottyboy99; 15 Oct 2016 at NICE TRICK!

Execute "exec spDeleteUpdate @localUpdateID=000000" where 000000=UpdateID Edit: I wasn't using or maintaining WSUS so there were nearly 20,000 obsolete updates!

Having tried Linux Mint for quite some time, I still find it not always very user-friendly to tinker with, and it still lacks an adequate choice of software. This thread has helped me a ton with a very troublesome SBS2011 environment and I think the WSUS situation here may be about half the problem. Activation Modern Smart TV's - do we need media servers any m... Windows 7 Convenience Rollup September 2016 I do not want to be a part of it.

I would probably recommend uninstall/reinstall. The SoftwareDistribution directory is 1.2Gb. I have a solution! check over here Because one of the reasons I was looking into this was to bring back my 30+Gb WSUS database to a more normal size.

Gotta moves dem shits. If it a lot more than say 20,000 updates that need to be removed, then maybe stay with it? Any way to get metro apps back?